Table 1

Comparison between the study groups

No contrastContrast
Values are number (%) or median (range) as appropriate. There were no significant differences between the groups.
*One baby in each group had three lines inserted.
Radiographs reviewed10696
Number of babies9289
Males (n)58 (54%)59 (61%)
Gestation (weeks)28 (23–40)28 (23–41)
Birth weight (grams)1190 (540–3100)1110 (475–4380)
Age at insertion (days)2 (0–49)2 (0–84)
Lines inserted via lower limb41 (38%)35 (37%)
Babies with multiple lines*13 (14%)6 (7%)